Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
An avid hiker could spend weeks exploring Chilliwack's numerous hiking trails.
The community's setting amid the Cascade Mountains in the Fraser Valley is spectacularly diverse, with lakes, rivers, wetlands, creeks, and lookout points to discover in the backcountry. The difficulty level for hikes ranges from easy strolls to challenging vertical treks. Highlight hikes near Chilliwack include:
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
At the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (5100 Sumas Prairie Rd), visitors can enjoy a relaxing hike of up to 5km/3.1mi while viewing the nesting grounds of this magnificent bird.
Another easy option is at Cultus Lake (Exit 104 off the Trans-Canada Highway), where a one-hour, 2km/1.2mi hike culminates with a viewing of a giant 800-year-old Douglas fir, the oldest tree in this popular provincial park.